Many people who care for a family member with dementia are accustomed to feeling isolated in their experience; of being the only one who knows what they are going through. COVID-19 adds a new layer onto the isolation that care partners may already be feeling. Responding to concerns shared by family caregivers in our Caregiver Check-In live online event, Dr. Sadavoy provides insight, perspective and some strategies for managing isolation.
When a person in your life is first diagnosed with dementia, it can be an overwhelming, frightening and isolating experience for you, the care partner. It can be additionally difficult for family or friends who haven’t witnessed these changes over time to understand or recognize the challenges that you’ve been facing. Our video and blog explores perspective and coping strategies.
Dr. Joel Sadavoy has created a series of videos discussing key caregiver challenges and choices that were shared by family caregivers in our first Caregiver Check-In: Challenges & Choices in COVID-19 event on April 23.